The Griz himself hard at work ahead of the 2021 festival. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

The Griz himself hard at work ahead of the 2021 festival. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Fernie’s Griz Days back again for 2022

The popular winter festival will return for a 45th year in a row

Griz Days is coming back again, for the 45th year in a row – and this time in a more traditional format.

“As the organizer of the festival, the Fernie Chamber is aiming to return to a more normal version of the event after a modified Griz Days in 2021,” said executive director of the chamber, Brad Parsell in a release.

“Plans are currently underway for all your favourite Griz Days components like the parade, live entertainment, lumberjack show, fireworks, the Extreme Griz competition, the Dummy Downhill at Fernie Alpine Resort, and much more to be announced.”

Griz Days next year will be over March 4-6, with the theme ‘Griz Goes Wild’.

“We are so excited to be able to bring back Fernie’s favourite winter event in a more traditional format than we saw this year,” said Parsell.

“Of course, we will be adhering to all public health guidelines at the time of the festival and look forward to celebrating with our community and visitors this coming March.”

Teck will be the title sponsor of the event, while it has provincial support to the tune of $10,000 through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport’s ‘Fairs, Festivals and Events Recovery Fund’ grant, as well as $4,000 in funding from the Regional District of East Kootenay.

Read about the program and events at next years Griz Days at

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